The Beginnings AND End of Saturn

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For anyone who remembers the famous Saturn slogan of the 80’s, “A different kind of car”, what you probably don’t know is that Saturn was exactly that; different.

Originally meant to be a unique car of its own kind under one of the traditional names that General Motors housed (Pontiac, Oldsmobile, and Chevrolet), it ended up being so much more, and acquired its own name and own identity.

It took nearly 3 years for the concept of Saturn as a brand-name to come to fruition. What started out as a simple idea in June of 1982, soon became a well-known car brand 8 years later after GM decided on what the brand and vehicle would be on January 7, 1985.

The Release of Saturn

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On July 30, 1990, the first Saturn vehicle to leave the production line out of a Tennessee manufacturing plant was a bright red Saturn SL2, model year 1991. The first Saturn dealership to launch the new vehicle was in Memphis, and sales were phenomenal throughout the first year of operation.

By 1993, just three years later, the production plant had manufactured its 500,000th Saturn car. Only 2 more years later, Saturn had hit 1 million cars produced and sold. Shortly after this immense initial success, they launched the first electric car produced by GM, the EV-1.


Despite the fact that the vehicles were selling really, really well, it didn’t live up to the expectations that GM had put forth when starting up Saturn. The marketing division advised GM that over 40% of Saturn vehicle owners already owned a GM vehicle. Their finance team attributed the sales to the current recession that took place in the 90’s.

However, a peak in sales for Saturn resulted in a loss of sales for other GM brands like Chevrolet and Pontiac.

The End of Saturn

Even though sales were not as expected (although great), and GM was concerned about the drop in sales in the other brands that they carried, they continued to produce Saturn vehicles. In 2002, they launched the company’s first family minivan with the Saturn Vue.

Four years later, Saturn released the Saturn Sky which was to be the company’s first and only sports car, and a convertible at that. Unfortunately, all of the efforts of GM to keep Saturn afloat while maintaining sales targets of their other brands were unsuccessful.

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In December of 2008, shortly after another recession began, GM announced publicly that they would be discontinuing Saturn, along with Pontiac, Hummer, and Saab. Their intent was to rebuild their traditional and better selling brands of Chevy, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac.

What Kinds of Vehicles Did Saturn Make?

While Saturn didn’t have an enormous line of varying types of vehicles, they did have a select few that covered all the bases for consumers. We are always looking to buy any Saturn vehicle, regardless of its age or condition.

Saturn Cars

  • Astra
  • Aura
  • Ion
  • Sky
  • L-Series
  • SC
  • SC1
  • SC2
  • SW-1
  • SW-2
  • SL

Saturn Vans & SUVs

  • Vue
  • Relay
  • Outlook

Saturn Vehicle Warranties Still Covered By GM

If you were one of the many to purchase a Saturn vehicle back in the day, and if it’s still currently running, you may still have a warranty that covers certain repairs or replacements.

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Although GM has stated that they will still honour customers’ warranties, they have advised consumers that they cannot guarantee repairs or replacements even under the warranty.

This is because with the discontinuation of Saturn vehicles and manufacturing, parts are incredibly hard to find.

Not only that, many of the parts that are available are much more costly than before due to their scarcity. So, if you are in need of major repair that GM can’t fix, and other avenues prove to be insanely expensive, sell your car to More Cash For Scrap instead. We always pay MORE!

Cash for Scrap Saturn Vehicles

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Part of being one of the top scrap car buyers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley is buying every type of vehicle, regardless of what kind of condition it’s in. However, you don’t get to be the #1 scrap car removal company simply by buying everything… You also have to pay MORE cash for scrap cars than any other junk car buyers around!

At More Cash For Scrap, we do exactly that. Plus, we provide a level of customer service that is unmatched in the scrap car removal industry. Combine that with free towing and same day scrap car removal services, and you’ve got a recipe for a quick and easy way to sell your car for the most cash.

We love buying Saturn vehicles for MORE cash than the other guys. We know what kind of value they have in them, and know that many current Saturn owners are looking for replacement parts, etc for their cars. This means we can offer you MORE cash for your Saturn than what other companies will offer.

How Much Cash Can I Get for My Car?

Every vehicle has a different value because every vehicle is different in a variety of ways. Some cars may have collision damage, while others may have mechanical issues.

Others have nothing wrong with them at all but have really high kilometres which means repairs are on the horizon. And some are just old, outdated, and have cosmetic issues. Regardless, we truly do buy them all.

Simply provide our team with the make, model, year, and condition of your vehicle. We’ll make you an offer based on real-time metal weight data, the general condition of your car, and any rare or unique components it may have.

We combine all of this to offer you MORE cash for scrap cars than any other local scrap car removal companies in the Lower Mainland.

Contact Our Scrap Car Removal Specialists Today

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If you want to scrap your car for MORE cash, sell it to More Cash For Scrap. We offer the most cash for scrap cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans, and we love buying Saturn vehicles.

Simply provide our scrap car removal team with the make, model, year, and condition of your car. Then, provide us with the location of the vehicle. We’ll make you an instant cash offer right over the phone!

If you accept the offer, we’ll arrange for our free junk car towing service to come collect your car that very day. We are also happy to accommodate specific days and time too if you prefer.

Once our tow truck driver arrives, he’ll load your vehicle onto our flat deck, then pay you cash in hand before leaving. It’s really that simple! Call or text our team today to find out how much your scrap Saturn (or any other vehicle) is worth.

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